When in a car or taxi in Nepal, we often were stopped at red lights or in slow-moving traffic. These photos were shot through open car windows. In this photo, the man appears lost in thought. Four different types of fencing are shown, including a row of prayer wheels in the background.
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Storefronts were shuttered during a religious festival.
A woman stands in the open window of a hair salon.
Masses of power lines such as this are found throughout Kathmandu. A local man told me whenever electricity work is needed, a new power line is strung. He said electricians no longer know which lines are functioning and which are beyond repair.
Traveling by motorcycle is the preferred mode of transportation, due to a high volume of traffic and high fuel costs. Cars are too expensive for most Nepalis.
The wind blows a sheet outwards in a tea house. The fabric serves to shield customers from pollution from passing motor vehicles. Although surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan mountains, Kathmandu is one of the most polluted cities on earth. Many motorcyclists wear surgical masks to filter exhaust fumes.
A store sans electiricity in a Nepali village.
In Panuti, the locals line up for fresh produce, just in from the fields.
A store proprietor awaits customers near Bungamati.
A Nepali version of a grocery store.
A sign-posted brick wall near Bungamati.